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NAFTA surface trade climbs nearly 15% in October

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Trade using surface transportation between Canada, the US and Mexico was 14.9% higher in October than in October 2009, reaching $70.6 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the US Department...


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Trade using surface transportation between Canada, the US and Mexico was 14.9% higher in October than in October 2009, reaching $70.6 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the US Department of Transportation. The value of US surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico in October remained 2.9% below the October 2008 level despite the 2009-2010 increase.

BTS reported that the value of US surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico rose 3.3% in October from September.

The value of US surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico in October was up 10.3% compared to October 2005, and up 36.4% compared to October 2000. Imports in October were up 28.0% compared to October 2000, while exports were up 47.5%. 

Canada-US surface transportation trade totalled $40.7 billion in October, up 12.2% compared to October 2009. The value of imports carried by truck was 11.6% higher in October compared to October 2009, while the value of exports carried by truck was 13.7% higher during this period.

Michigan led all states in surface trade with Canada in October with $5.3 billion.


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